A mum who gave birth to 10 babies has finally been tracked down in South Africa after a desperate search to find her.
Teboho Tsotetsi said his wife Gosiame Thamara Sithole delivered decuplets at a hospital in Pretoria, Gauteng, on June 7.
However, the South African Government said it could not find the mum following the birth, which made headlines around the world.
In another twist last night, the Gauteng Provincial Government said it had contacted local hospitals and found no evidence of a woman giving birth to 10 babies.
But now officials in Gauteng’s Department of Social Development have found Gosiame in hospital, although they could not confirm how many babies she has delivered, Eyewitness News reports.
It comes after Gosiame’s husband Teboho shared his joy at being a new dad and said ‘people will see the babies at the right time’.
He told IOL : “There’s not many words I have to express how I feel, but in reality I am still shocked, excited and I feel blessed and I feel overwhelmed by the support that I am getting.”
Describing the moment he got the news about the decuplets, he said: “I cried. I cried and walked around my house alone – up and down.”
Doctors previously detected eight children during scans, however Gosiame ended up delivering seven boys and three girls, IOL reports.
The children were reportedly conceived naturally, through C-section and at 29 weeks.
If the reports are correct, she has now broken the record set by Halima Cisse of Mali, who gave birth to nine babies at a hospital in Morocco in May.
Gosiame, who originally hails from the township of Thembisa in the City of Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, is a retail store manager who already has two twins aged six.
Earlier in the year she had revealed her pregnancy was initially tough and she had been sick and experienced leg pain and heartburn.
She had also expressed worry that her unborn children would not survive the high-risk pregnancy.
After she gave birth her story made headlines across the world.
However, shortly afterwards the South African government said it could not find her anywhere.
The director-general of the government’s communications team said they had not been able to locate her.
Phumla Williams asked the public for help in tracking her down before tagging IOL, the publication which originally broke the story about Gosiame.
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